Little Part 1 Cafe@Adelaide Park Estate

Demona: We had ambitious intentions of doing some home cooking after prawning at Bishan. However, after a poor yield catch 3 hour prawning session on a hot sunny Saturday afternoon, we were left sweaty, frustrated, and *Growl growl* .. HUNGRY! I managed to convince Dogma to cook on Sunday instead, with my pouting face, fake cries, and continuous whines hahaha.

Dogma: Ok! Ok! We’ll stop by somewhere for dinner later! Just.. stop.. it!”
Demona: (Tee..heh..heh..) πŸ˜€ OKAY

One of Dogma’s colleagues, Marie, recommended him to this cafe, and since it was around the corner, we decided to eat here. Initially, I wasn’t willing to eat at Little Part 1 because I didn’t wait him to spend unnecessary extra money, but he insisted on trying. So.. oh well, what the heck πŸ™‚

We were sweaty, smelly, and were in horribly lousy clothings. The cafe on the other hand, was designed as its theme. Little Part 1, neither home nor workplace, but somwhere in between. With colourful, funky furnishings, rows and rows of interesting books and boardgames, and relaxing chill out jazz music.

Demona: We ordered a onion rings set (SGD 4.90). The onion rings.. were..absolutely fantastic! The oil used was fresh, and the onions were fried to perfection! Onion rings with coated breadcrumbs are better than flour dough any day. What made this dish a TNT was the spicy, zing wasabi mayonaise. These guys willingly brought us another bowl of mayonaise since us spicy eaters finished it up almost immediately. No charges on the extra bowl was made. Great! Showed how generous they were.

Demona: We ordered a set of buffalo wings as well. (SGD 6.90). This was disappointing, especially the fact that we already tried Wong Ah Wang’s famous chicken wings. The wings were not complete, the end of the wing was missing. We had no idea why. Each portion had 6 half chicken wings. The wings were simply deep fried, and the spicy sweet sauce were not coated on the wings, like the usual ones which we get. The sauce was separated, which was alright with us, but the sauce did not improve its tastiness anyway.

Demona: Since the Green Tea shake had a “Chef’s Hat” recommendation, we decided to give it a try, knowing Dogma LOVES any green tea based products. The green tea shake wasn’t too bad, but if they added more green tea and less milk, it would have been even better. The milk taste overpowered the green tea. One good thing about this was the controlled sweetness. SGD 5.00.

Demona: After finishing the food from above, we were NOT full, but NOT hungry, BUT … we were… GREEDY!!! We asked for the menu again, and decided to try their crepes. We ordered a ham, mushroom and cheese crepe (Another “chef’s hat”) and to our surprise the portion was huge! Unlike the conventional one layer crepe wrap, this crepe was in layers, wrapping thick rectangular strips of ham, juicy mushroom slices, and generous melted shavings of mozarella cheese. The crepe actually tasted quite delicious, maybe due to the cheezie weezies! We were overstuffed 3/4 way through the meal. SGD 8.90.

Verdict: The chicken wings were totally unsatisfactory. If we had skipped that dish, the bill would actually be quite affordable. The crepes portion was enough to un-growl your tummy. I think that the green tea shake also played a major role in filling our tummies.

The cafe offers decent food, and I’m definitely interested to try other dishes next time, or maybe just come back here for their awesome onion rings! The ambience is lovely, definitely a great place to chill out with your girlfriends, or have a romantic alone dinner with your partner, or a cool place for a small birthday celebration.

The Apartment@The Curve, Damansara

Demona: From the newly opened Bubba Shrimp, porky Bavarian Bierhaus, buttery sweet Paddington’s, to the funky interior decorated Apartment, we were in a dilemma on which eatery to try out. To be honest, we’ve become skeptics towards the many restaurants in Klang Valley which throughout the years, have gradually raised their food prices (and we understand that if the food quality is kept in good hands). More often than not, many turn out otherwise.

After much comtemplation, we decided to give “The Apartment” a try.

Demona: The restaurant was surprisingly empty, despite being there a peak dinner time (730 pm, Sunday).

I must admit, I gotta’ give heads up to the person-in-charge of the restaurant’s interior decorations. It is strange, quirky, yet lovely and cozy. You can choose to have your food in the dining hall, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom (???). I guess, the concept subconcsciously makes one’s mind linked with the idea of eating at home (some of us even bring our food to our beds on lazy days).

We almost wanted to switch our dining hall eating area to the bathroom area. Haha. Just for the kick of having a showerhead above our heads while we eat.

The menu had a simple, cool design to it. The contents were printed on grid papers. Reminded me of my painful mathematical days. Dogma took a picture of me posing with the menu and my favourite Erbitux pen, as if I was filling up a survey form.

Demona: We ordered a bacon and egg sandwich, with watercress chips. The portion of the bacon layers was pretty generous. Its taste however, was just average. Bacon just doesn’t feel right if it isn’t pork. πŸ™‚

Demona: The sandwich set also comes with 2 poached eggs, which also tasted average. The bread however, was an expected major disappointment. It looked hard, and tasted as how it looked too. There wasn’t much flavour in the bread as well. I left it aside.

The watercress chips however, were pretty interesting. They were very thinly sliced, and deep fried to perfection making them extremely crunchy, which is an important criteria for a successful chip. The portion was generous too. A little hill full of watercress chips on the plate.

The price tag was RM 13.90. I would say it was decently priced for the generous portion which was given. This bacon and egg sandwich beats BAKERZIN’s version downright flat. The one from BAKERZIN was a big time rip off. Do not waste your time on ordering that from there, readers!

Demona: We also ordered a main course, piquant chicken with mustard pepper sauce, with mashed potatoes and salad. Dogma enjoyed the mashed potatoes very much, although we could not tell whether it was real potato blended or powdered form.

The salad was fairly enjoyable as well. The smell of garlic was strongly present, on these olive oil drizzled leafy greens.

The chicken meat was very tender, I believe it was baked to perfection. The portion however, was quite small compared to average chicken meat meal portions in many restaurants. Definitely not enough for Doggie Dogma and I to share. (Knifes and forks clink-clanking with one another fighting for meat. Grrrrrr)

The spicy pepper sweet sour mustard sauce drizzled over the chicken was a pleasant match to the meat. The sauce was too little, which was the slack part.

The price tag was RM 24.90. Not cheap, but not overly priced either.

Demona: I still find it absolutely ridiculous whenever restaurants charge on plain water. How much of water can one drink? I’m sure the profits from the food charged are enough to cover a glass or two. Except this lousy part, the meal which we had here was not crazily fantastic, but at least we did not leave the restaurant feeling lousy and cheated.

I expressed my keenness on ordering their fishcakes as our appetizer. Thank god Dogma stopped me from doing so, telling my his gut instincts was that the dish would be lousy. After reading this and looking at its picture :

http://www.sooyin.com/index.php/2007/08/12/food-review-the-apartment/

I was glad I listened to him.